What's Brand New ? May 4th

Welcome to the latest edition of our bi-weekly newsletter designed to keep you in the loop on recent developments in AI, XR & NFTs ! 


On this edition: 

  • AI News: The White House calls for AI risks meeting, Samsung bans ChatGPT from company devices, and IBM plans to replace 7800 jobs with AI.
  • NFT News: LeBron James wears RTFKT AF1's, Adidas x Tokenproof, and Pudgy Penguins introduces the Pudgy Workbench.
  • XR Spotlight: Josephine Miller's wearable AR experience.
  • A curated list of 5 AI tools you won't want to miss!

AI Trends and News

1. The White House calls for AI risks meeting

The White House is scheduled to meet with executives from Google, Microsoft, OpenAI, and Anthropic to address the risks of AI. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman will attend the meeting. 

This comes after several tech leaders signed an Open Letter calling for a halt on AI development beyond GPT-4. Geoffrey Hinton, known as the "Godfather of AI," also recently left Google to warn the world of the dangers ahead.


2. Samsung bans ChatGPT from company devices

Samsung has temporarily banned the use of generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, on company-owned devices and internal networks following an accidental leak of sensitive data last month.

The restriction will last until the company can establish secure measures to safely utilize AI for enhancing employee productivity. However, this ban will not affect consumers or other Samsung device owners.


3. IBM plans to replace 7800 jobs with AI

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna announced plans to replace 7,800 jobs with AI and pause hiring for roles that could be automated. Most back-office positions, such as HR and accounting, will be replaced by AI and automation over a five-year period.

What’s New in NFTs? 


1. LeBron James wears RTFKT AF1's

NBA superstar LeBron James was spotted wearing the RTFKT x Nike Air Force 1 Genesis sneakers ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Game 1 victory against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA’s Western Conference Semifinals. The RTFKT founders also presented James with his very own Clone X NFT avatar.

LeBron James wearing RTKFT

2. Adidas x Tokenproof: Unlock Exclusive Access to Adidas' World with Your NFTs

Adidas and Tokenproof have partnered to provide exclusive access to Adidas products for ALTS by Adidas NFT holders via a token-gated access point on the Adidas CONFIRMED app. Users can connect their wallets and receive special perks, including access to limited edition products designed in collaboration with renowned Web3 brands.

3. Pudgy Penguins introduces the Pudgy Workbench

The Pudgy Workbench, a workbench that contains hidden secrets throughout… Will you find them all? The workbench will reveal more as time goes on. Discover the secrets, on a desktop or tablet, at: https://workbench.pudgypenguins.com

Pudgy Penguins workbench

XR Spotlight


A wearable AR experience

Watch to see how Josephine Miller is using augmented reality to bring new life to old clothes.

Useful AI Tools 🔨


  1. Papercup: An AI-powered dubbing and video translation software that enables users to localize their videos with human-like voiceovers.
  2. Uncody: Generate your website in seconds.
  3. Literally Anything: An AI creation tool that enables users to build various digital products, including apps, games, widgets, or digital services, directly in the browser using text input.
  4. Tldv.io: Summarize your meetings.
  5. Rose.ai: Generate infographics.


Stay tuned for our next issue, where we'll continue to bring you the latest updates from the worlds of AI, XR & NFTs. 

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